I have graduated from my first trimester.. alhamdulillah! It is extra tiring and all I want to do is just sleep and eat and pee and sleep again. Basically that how I live my life for the past two months!
We are so grateful when we got to know I am carrying twins! We were in shock initially… It really took us some time to digest that information. Haha.. Then we realised how limited our knowledge is in handling twins. Is there like a twin parents club or group support out there..? We have nooooo idea. Medical school knowledge is not enough for us to know how to survive this pregnancy!
There were so many questions that I don’t have the answers to.. like.. Do I need to increase my supplement intake during this pregnancy? Do I really have to eat for three? How much protein / carbs / fat should I eat to maximise the growth of my babies? Can I exercise? How many cribs do we really need? What kind of stroller do we need, the one that goes side-to-side or front-and-back? How do we prepare Tasha for these babies.. she is so manja and I’m worried she might get jealous, not just to one but two babies!! How to breastfeed 2 babies at the same time… mathematically, if I breastfeed one baby at a time and one baby takes 30-45 minutes per feed, I will spend almost 18-20hours a day just to breastfeed them! Will I ever get to sleep again? Hahahaha… I have soooooo many unanswered questions.
So, we turn to books. We went to bookshops but seriously there is lacking in multiple pregnancy guidelines books. We got all this from Amazon.
At least these books gave us a little bit of knowledge on what to expect with twins pregnancy and post-delivery period. I feel much better (less freaked out!) after reading these..
I made a mental checklist about the pros and cons of having twins…
- You know how it feels like when you go shopping and you see a poster that says “Buy 1 Free 1” right? Yup.. its exactly like that!! 😁
- My babies have their best friend growing up with him / her already!!
- B and T doesn’t have to fight to play with the babies..! One each!
I’m gonna be really big! Carrying one baby made me gain almost 30kg, and now I have two?!! My husband knows my concern about gaining weight. I worked really hard before this pregnancy to lose weight, I eat clean and goes to the gym everyday, sometimes twice a day! Basically I was already a gym bunny! My husband was so kind, trying his best to support me during this pregnancy. He said he will do anything to help me get back my pre-pregnancy weight… so I asked him, “Does that means I can go for liposuctions?” Guess what his answer was..
“All EXCEPT liposuction” 🙄
But.. I’m pretty optimistic, let’s just think about the pros, shall we? 😊
Alhamdulillah I am now at 14 weeks, but my uterus height is already reaching 20 week size of singleton pregnancy!! Yup, that one I learned from those books, my uterus size will be 6-8 weeks more advanced than a singleton pregnancy. I was already in my maternity pants at only 8 weeks of pregnancy! LOL…
And I want to thank you for all your kind wishes thru my Instagram, emails, text messages. Thank you for your doa. Only God can repay for your kindness.
OK, I talk too much, will write again soon.